-Kickoff for the Virginia Tech-Alabama opener on Aug. 31 will be at 5:30 p.m. Do you like that? What’s your ideal kickoff time for a marquee game like this?
-Mike London says UVa will recommit to the running game under new coordinator Steve Fairchild.
-The Hokies trail by three at halftime before getting thrashed at Duke, 85-57. With one game left in the regular season, Tech is the lone ACC team with only four conference wins. There’s a chance the 5-12 game could pit the Hokies against UVa in the first round of next week’s conference tournament.
-Berman has a feature on William Fleming grad Troy Daniels, who’s become one of the nation’s top 3-point threats at VCU.
-Radford falls in 60-58 overtime to Winthrop, eliminating the Highlanders from the Big South tournament.
-Berman has a feature on UVa radio analyst Ted Jeffries.
-Boston College wins at Clemson.
-North Carolina plays at Maryland tonight, while Miami hosts Georgia Tech.
-No. 2 Indiana loses to Ohio State.
-Fisticuffs! The Notre Dame-St. John’s game turns ugly late.
-The Salem boys get a technical foul before the game even starts, but recover nicely to beat Potomac Falls 76-69 and advance to Saturday’s Group AA Division 4 title game.
-Robert has a feature on Kim Migliarese and Shannon Dishaw — two defensive standouts for the Salem girls, who face Loundon County at 11 a.m. today in Richmond.
-Bassett’s girls are eliminated by Courtland 64-53.
-Mark Teixeira pulls out of the World Baseball Classic with a strained forearm.
-Red Sox prospect Drake Britton, who spent parts of the past two seasons in Salem, gets arrested on DUI and reckless driving charges.
NAME THAT TUNE
And to love a god
And to fear a flame
And to burn a crowd that has a name
And to right or wrong
And to meek or strong
It is known; just scream it from the wall
I’ve willed, I’ve walked, I’ve read
I’ve talked, I know, I know,
I’ve been here before…